(AAL), (BKNG) – 2 Travel Stocks To Watch That Reached New Highs In 2020 (And No, They Aren’t Airline Or Cruise Stocks)

While some may consider these consumer discretionaries as “epicenter stocks,” it’s safe to say that there’s a much more specific focus on travel stocks as a whole of late. A bucket of cold water was thrown onto travel and leisure stocks during the first quarter of the year. Everything from airline stocks to cruise stocks, hotels, and casinos; all were hit hard by the restrictions brought by the coronavirus pandemic. Obviously, this extended into all areas of this space including restaurants, night clubs, and, of course, car rental stocks. 

Year-to-date, Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE: DAL) is still down 30%, American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) is down 49%, and United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UAL) is down 51%. While these might’ve recovered since March, there’s still quite a long way to go. 

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Why Norwegian Cruise, Carnival, and Azul Stocks Continued Rising Tuesday

What happened

On Tuesday, travel and leisure stocks continued riding the wave of Monday’s positive news about Moderna‘s coronavirus vaccine showing 94.5% effectiveness, with shares of cruise lines Carnival (NYSE:CCL) up 4.5% at 1:30 p.m. EST, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) rising 4.7%.

Royal Caribbean stock is down, so it seems the enthusiasm may already be waning there. On the other hand, shares of Brazilian airline Azul (NYSE:AZUL) are joining in the rally today, up 2.2%.

Collage showing a cruise ship, a man in a face mask and a microbe

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So what

There’s nothing specific to the cruise industry (or to the airline industry, either, for that matter) about Moderna’s news. This is more a case of investors reacting positively to the second announcement about development of a coronavirus vaccine with 90% or better clinical effectiveness, and a feeling that the end of this pandemic, and the recession it has caused,

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How to get insurance for a cruise holiday if you travel against FCO advice

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British holidaymakers planning a trip overseas are facing more rules than ever before.

The unprecedented blanket quarantine that was enforced for arrivals to the UK on June 8 was usurped by travel corridors on June 29. Now a weekly Government update that leaves tourists on tenterhooks each Thursday evening – will they need to rush back from abroad or self-isolate on their return? – has created fresh uncertainty.

Britons who wish to take a cruise overseas may think it is all but impossible at the moment – especially should you wish to secure insurance for the trip. However, while the options are limited and restrictions complex, it can be done.

To start, most major ocean cruise lines have put sailings on hold, some into 2021. Plus, in the early months of the pandemic, Covid outbreaks on cruise ships stoked controversy. Even as the industry has worked tirelessly

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